Public Information Meeting for State Road 29 from SR 82 to the Hendry County Line

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is holding a public information meeting regarding the design plans to widen SR 29 from SR 82 to the Hendry County line in Collier County. The public information meeting is on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research […]

Hendry waste collection holiday schedule set

The Hendry County Holiday Waste Collection Schedule make allowances for some holidays. There will be NO collection services of any kind – trash, recycling, bulky items or yard waste – on the following holidays: • New Year’s Day; • Memorial Day; • Independence Day; • Labor Day; • Thanksgiving Day; • Christmas Day. If your […]

FSW hosts family-friendly Halloween event in LaBelle

FORT MYERS — Looking for a place to bring your kids for Halloween? Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) is hosting family-friendly Halloween events this October. Local families are invited to trick-or-treat and enjoy spooky activities for free at the Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus, Charlotte Campus, Collier Campus, or Hendry/Glades Curtis Center. “The Southwest Florida community […]

Holocaust Survivor to speak in LaBelle

LABELLE — Born in Italy to a Jewish mother and a Roman Catholic father, Holocaust survivor Cesare Frustaci will share his story at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Hendry/Glades Curtis Center, Building A-114, 1092 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle. The event is free and open to the public. […]

Road Watch Advisory for Sept. 27

HENDRY COUNTY — State Road 80 from Dalton Lane to County Road 833: Construction project: Crews will widen approximately 11 miles of roadway from two to four lanes and add new turning lanes. Additional work includes repaving the current lanes of SR 80 and constructing ten new bridges. Three of the bridges will require full […]

Uncommon Friends Foundation announces winners of 2018 scholarships

FORT MYERS — Uncommon Friends Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its 2018 student scholarships. Scholarships are awarded to deserving students, veterans, challenged adults and single parents who are pursuing degrees in education, technology and other studies. Nominees came from Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, and Hendry counties, need financial assistance, excel in school […]

Shoaf speaks at Hendry Glades Audubon meeting

LABELLE — Kathy Shoaf was the speaker of the night for the first Audubon meeting of the season. Ms. Shoaf has been doing bird photography for two years. “Since I was a kid, I had a passion for nature and wildlife. I moved to Florida about 15 years ago from San Francisco. So Florida is […]

Hendry Democrats to hold riverfront rally on Oct. 13

HENDRY COUNTY — The Hendry County Democratic Party will host a rally and fundraiser for all Democratic Party candidates appearing on the Nov. 6 midterm election local ballot on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 4473 County Road 78, Fort Denaud 33935, from 4 p.m. until sundown at 6:59 p.m. Valet parking will be available. The event […]

Road closure on Francisco Street scheduled Sept. 24

CLEWISTON — On Monday, Sept.24, Lynch Paving & Construction Company, Inc., a Hendry County Road & Bridge Contractor, along with its subcontractors, will begin a roadway project which will include milling and resurfacing Francisco Street from Sonora Avenue to U.S. 27. For the safety of the motorist, residents, and workers within the project limits, Francisco […]

Still struggling from Hurricane Irma?

Hendry and Glades County residents who are still struggling with recovery from Hurricane Irma can visit one of the Walk-In Centers listed here: • Florida B. Thomas Library, 1010 J Harlem Academy Ave., Clewiston 33440 – Thursday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Friday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. […]